Apr 14

Madison Square GardenEvery week we post the Top 5 events on selectaticket.com — have a look at what events are heating up:

  1. NBA All Star Game
  2. Wrestlemania XXXI
  3. Theresa Caputo
  4. Fleetwood Mac
  5. New York Yankees

Already fans are preparing for two major national events in 2015 which take place on opposite coasts — the NBA All Star Game at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Wrestlemania XXXI which will be held just outside of San Francisco at Levi’s Stadium.

Also making the list this week is the Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo. Her television show is both heartwarming and hilarious, so is her live show, too!

Fleetwood Mac returns to the road and this time with Christine McVie in the lineup for the first time in over 15 years! This is the same lineup that pumped out so many hits and fan favorites in the late 70s and early 80s, these concerts are sure to be amazing and by the looks of it, their fans agree and have pushed them to the Top 5.

Rounding out the list is the 5th event, the New York Yankees. As the weather warms up, the time is right to head out to the ballpark and take in a few games. Keep in mind this is Derek Jeter’s farewell season so the best seats to the best games are the first to go, make your plans now if you hope to see #2 on the diamond one last time.

Check back next week to see what events join the list and which ones drop down, it is always changing and always interesting to see what are the most popular events out of the over 60,000 concerts, Broadway shows, sporting events and more that are on sale at SelectATicket.com.

Apr 14

Derek StepanThis season the NHL chose to realign their divisional and conference formats as well as alter the playoff formats with the hopes of generating more early round rivalry matchups.

That is what fuels most rivalries afterall, a heated playoff matchup.

Well, in the first year of realignment the NHL got their wish!

Round one will see rivalry matchups between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings, a close proximity matchup between Columbus and Pittsburgh that has all the makings of an upset, and some bitter rivals dating back many years in Chicago vs St. Louis and the New York Rangers vs. the Philadelphia Flyers.

Here is the schedule for the Rangers vs Flyers series:
GAME 1 Thursday, April 17 at 7pm ET Flyers at Rangers
GAME 2 Sunday, April 20 at Noon ET Flyers at Rangers
GAME 3 Tuesday, April 22 at 8pm ET Rangers at Flyers
GAME 4 Friday, April 25 at 7pm ET Rangers at Flyers
GAME 5* Sunday, April 27 at Noon ET Flyers at Rangers
GAME 6* Tuesday, April 29 (Time TBD) Rangers at Flyers
GAME 7* Wednesday, April 30 (Time TBD) Flyers at Rangers
*If Necessary

The teams split their season series at 2 wins and 2 losses each.

They are only separated by a short bus or train ride so opposing fans are likely to find their way into each other’s venue, adding to the excitement in the crowd.

The Rangers are still waiting for trade deadline acquisition Martin St. Louis to start scoring goals, but if he gets hot, this could be all the Rangers need to go deep in the playoffs this year. Recently placed on a line with Derek Stepan and Rick Nash, they appear ready to click just as the team enters the playoffs. With the tic-tac-toe passing of the Zuccarello-Brassard-Pouliot line, the Rangers may have two lines firing on all cylinders and major offensive threats. Their penalty killing is excellent, their goaltending is excellent, all they lack is the timely goal scoring to finish teams off and it just might be warming up at the right time.

The Flyers, seemingly as always, boast a much more physically imposing lineup. Their best chance is to get the Rangers looking over their shoulders for that big hit at all times. Pressure the defense to force turnovers and hit them at every chance. The smaller Rangers forwards will need to be checked early and often to try to wear them down over the course of the series. Flyers captain Claude Giroux has heated up and carried the team on his back down the stretch, if he continues on his torrid scoring pace, the Flyers will only have to worry about defending their own end. That is where the question mark of this series lies. Starting goaltender Steve Mason was injured over the weekend and his status is unclear. While backup goaltender Ray Emery can be solid, he is not likely to hold up over a 7 game series as the only option in goal.

This series will have everything a hockey fan wants – solid defense, gifted offense, stellar goaltending and definitely the physical element that is always there when these two bitter rivals meet up.

Rangers vs Flyers playoff tickets are on sale now at SelectATicket.com.

Apr 7

Fleetwood MacWhat events do you think made the list?

Would it be something in the short term like Wrestlemania, which was last night?

Would it be something coming up pretty soon like the wildly popular Fleetwood Mac tour featuring the return of Christine McVie?

Or would it be something nearly a year away like the 2015 NBA All Star Saturday Night festivities?

Well, would you believe a little bit of everything?

Take a look at the list, we have events this month, in the next few months and almost a year away coming together to comprise the top 5 events of the week!

  1. Fleetwood Mac
  2. Monster Energy AMA Supercross
  3. NBA All Star Saturday Night
  4. Wrestlemania XXX
  5. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400

Check back next week and see what surprises are in store, you just never know what awesome entertainment events the Select-A-Ticket Top 5 List will contain!

Apr 3

Martin BrodeurThere are only 4 home games remaining for the New Jersey Devils in the 2013-2014 season.

The Devils can still reach the playoffs, but there is a chance these will be the final games at the Prudential Center until next season gets underway in October.

Fans are aware these very well could be the final games for Martin Brodeur in a New Jersey Devils sweater.

While Brodeur plans to enter the off-season with an open mind, it is well known he is looking for a goaltending oppotunity where he will get more icetime than he’s getting with the Devils.

The acquisition of Cory Schneider has made Brodeur expendable and his contract expires at the end of this season.

The possibility of signing on to remain with the Devils is always there, but if another team comes to him with a better offer and the chance to get more playing time before he retires, then these may very well be the last games to see the all-time greatest goaltender play for the Devils.

The games are as follows:
Friday April 4 vs Washington Capitals
Monday April 7 vs Calgary Flames
Friday April 11 vs New York Islanders
Sunday April 13 3pm vs Boston Bruins (also Fan Appreciation Day)

Don’t risk missing out on what may be Brodeur’s final games with the Devils, find tickets to NJ Devils games at SelectATicket.com. He is among the best to ever lace up the skates and a legend in Devils franchise history. Celebrate his brilliant career and cheer him on for what may be the last time.

Mar 31

Kentucky Derby2014 marks the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. The most famous jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby is cherished for it’s steep traditions as for the race itself.

Televised around the world, the spectacle around this event continues to grow year after year.

Attendance for last year’s Kentucky Derby exceeded 150,000 at Churchill Downs.

Not to mention the countless thousands attending racetracks across the country to wager on the day’s races via simulcasting.

The top 25 contenders to be named to the Kentucky Derby are listed here.

  1. Vicar’s In Trouble
  2. Toast of New York
  3. Constitution
  4. Intense Holiday
  5. Wildcat Red
  6. We Miss Artie
  7. Samraat
  8. Hoppertunity
  9. Chitu
  10. Midnight Hawk
  11. Ring Weekend
  12. California Chrome
  13. Tapiture
  14. General A Rod
  15. Albano
  16. Cairo Prince
  17. Uncle Sigh
  18. Vinceremos
  19. Harry’s Holiday
  20. Commanding Curve
  21. Ride on Curlin
  22. Kristo
  23. Coastline
  24. Tamarando
  25. Strong Mandate

There are several others also in contention to be among the 20 horses named to race in the 2014 Kentucky Derby.

The Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky – there is no other experience like it in horse racing, excellent seating options are still available at SelectATicket.com.

Mar 31

NBA All StarsThis past week saw the NBA All Star Game for 2015 take the top spot on the top 5 events at SelectATicket.com, take a look at the full list of hot entertainment events:

  1. NBA All Star Game
  2. Kentucky Derby
  3. Wrestlemania XXX
  4. Monster Energy AMA Supercross
  5. Essence Music Festival

The Kentucky Derby is just over one month away and it is clear that fans are starting to pick up interest as the race draws near. There is still time to get tickets for this unique and amazing event.

Speaking of unique, AMA Supercross comes to the Meadowlands for the first time ever in their over 30 years of racing when they turn MetLife Stadium into the biggest dirt bike track NJ has ever seen. Be there on April 26 for all the exciting supercross action.

Also making the list, we have two events in New Orleans and both at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome — Wrestlemania XXX and The 2014 Essence Music Festival. Both of these events are huge, Wrestlemania draws fans from all over the globe and the Essence Music Festival has so many acts that it spans 3 days of the July 4th Weekend and features some huge names like Prince, Mary J Blige and Lionel Richie.

Next Monday will be interesting to see what events make the top 5 this week – any guesses? Leave a comment!

Mar 30

PrinceThe Essence Music Festival is held annual in New Orleans. This year the event will be held July 4, 5 and 6th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Featured artists already announced include Prince, Lionel Richie, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige and Jill Scott.

On this past Friday it was announced that R&B stars Tank, Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle and Tevin Campbell have been added to the growing show.

Fans of R&B need to be at this music festival, there is non-stop entertainment for three days at one of the biggest stadiums in the country and one of the most exciting cities in the world. The love music in New Orleans is matched only by the love of food. The city has something for everyone to enjoy and these concerts are going to be amazing.

Other major acts taking part in the music festival are The Roots, Charlie Wilson and Ledisi.

3-Day Passes and individual night tickets are available at SelectATicket.com for the 2014 Essence Music Festival.

Mar 26

KISSSummer concerts over the past several years have seen a lot of bands join up together to give fans a double dose of rock n roll.

This summer is no different and the outdoor amphitheaters and smaller arenas across the country are really going to be rocking when the KISS and Def Leppard tour comes barreling through!

Just think of the songs you are likely to be treated to in this one very LOUD concert:
Strutter
Rock N Roll All Nite
Detroit Rock City
Calling Dr Love
Rock of Ages
Photograph
Pour Some Sugar on Me
Love Bites
and so many other possibilities.

The tour begins June 23 in Salt Lake City and continues on through August 31 in Spring, Texas.

Along the way the bands will be pounding out shows in cities across the country.

For fans local to Select-A-Ticket’s New Jersey offices there are concerts at Jones Beach, PNC Bank Arts Center and Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City.

If you love rock n roll and you love it loud, this is the tour for you to see this summer. With so many tour dates across the country, there’s a good chance it is coming to a great venue near you. So head over to Select-A-Ticket to find tickets and get ready to enjoy a night of great tunes and great times!

Mar 24

See Prince at Essence Music FestivalThe top 5 Events of the past week were as follows on SelectATicket.com:

  1. Essence Music Festival
  2. Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
  3. Miley Cyrus
  4. Wrestlemania XXX
  5. GospelFest

The Essence Music Festival is an annual celebration held in New Orleans and this year the lineup is staggering! It is filled with top-flight headliners and being held over the 4th of July weekend, it is certain to be one of the top musical events of the summer.

The lineup currently features Prince, Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, The Roots and so many more! The event spans 3 full days and there are too many other great artists to mention them all, 3 day passes are available now and selling quickly.

Always a favorite with families, Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus was in Select-A-Ticket’s home turf over the weekend with performances at East Rutherford, NJ’s IZOD Center and as a result, it cracked the top 5 list for the week.

Miley Cyrus comes in like a Wrecking Ball to place third this week as her tour continues to wow the crowds across the country night after night.

We are only two weeks away from Wrestlemania XXX which has been a strong event and frequent Top 5 list member ever since last year’s Wrestlemania ended. Also held in New Orleans, the 30th anniversary of Wrestlemania no doubt will hold some surprises for long time fans and not disappoint.

To complete the Top 5 is another event local to Select-A-Ticket’s NJ headquarters as the McDonald’s GospelFest makes the grade. Held at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, GospelFest brings the best and brightest talents from the world of gospel music for a day of rousing performances. Annually a top event for the area, GospelFest returns on May 10, 2014.

Mar 23

Henrik LundqvistNew York Rangers star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist reached two major milestones in the past week.

Earlier this week Lundqvist surpassed former Rangers goaltender Mike Richter as the most winningest goalie in franchise history with his 302nd career win as the team defeated the Ottawa Senators.

Saturday night Lundqvist blanked the rival New Jersey Devils 2-0 to record his 50th career shutout, which puts him one ahead of Rangers legend Eddie Giacomin.

Giacomin played 10 plus seasons with the Rangers while Richter played over 13 seasons between the pipes. Lundqvist is wrapping up his 9th season as the Blueshirts’ goaltender and just signed a contact extension to play another 7 years.

Should Lundqvist fulfill the remaining 7 years on his deal, he could set rather lofty marks for future Rangers goaltenders to strive for.

With these two victories plus a big win this past Friday at Columbus, the Rangers have enhanced their chances of reaching the playoffs this season.

Currently the Rangers sit third in the Metropolitan Division, the top 3 teams in each division plus two wild card teams in each conference make the playoffs. If the season ended today, the Rangers would be seeded 6th in the East and face recent trade partner the Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 1.

This week the Rangers host the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday, Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday and then travel out west to face Calgary on Friday then Edmonton on Sunday.

For tickets to all New York Rangers games, visit SelectATicket.com – a New Jersey based ticket broker selling Rangers tickets for 35 years and counting.

Mar 17

Allman Brothers BandLegendary rock n roll jam band, The Allman Brothers heads up the list of top 5 events on SelectATicket.com for the past week.

Starting off their month-long residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, this annual tradition sees fans come from far and wide to enjoy the sweet sounds of the Allmans — often joined on stage by special, unannounced guests for an added thrill.

  1. The Allman Brothers Band
  2. 2015 NBA All Star Game
  3. 2014 MLB All Star Game
  4. Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
  5. NASCAR Coke Zero 400

Also making the top 5 we see two all star games for professional North American sports, the NBA and MLB. These spectacles are often the highlight of the season for fans and the chance to attend these special events is something the young ones cherish for a lifetime.

Speaking of young ones, the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus never fails to entertain the children and circus tickets are among the best deals in the entertainment word.

Completing the top 5 list is NASCAR’s Coke Zero 400. Held at Daytona International Speedway over the 4th of July weekend, it is one of the premiere races in the NASCAR season.

Come back to TicketBulletin next Monday to see what events make the top 5 for this week – you may be surprised!

Mar 14

Martin BrodeurThe New Jersey Devils find themselves in a battle for their playoff lives within the NHL’s Metropolitan Division as well as the Eastern Conference.

With the NHL’s new structure, the top 3 teams from each division reach the playoffs and the next 2 conference teams with the most points complete the 8 conference teams to reach the playoffs.

Currently the Devils sit 5th in the Metropolitan behind the Penguins, Blue Jackets, Rangers and Flyers. The Atlantic is led by the Bruins, Maple Leafs and Lightning with the Canadiens and Red Wings close behind.

Next week sees the Devils host 3 big games at the Prudential Center that will either help them or hurt them in the playoff race:

  • Tuesday March 18 vs Boston
  • Thursday March 20 vs Minnesota Wild (and former Devils captain Zach Parise)
  • Saturday March 22 vs New York Rangers

Those are 6 big points the Devils could gain should they win all three games and two of the games are against conference opponents (Boston and New York).

Not to be overlooked, the Saturday game against the Rangers quite possibly could be the final time Martin Brodeur faces the Rangers as a member of the New Jersey Devils. That alone should be enough for fans to fill the building and then some!

Find tickets to all NJ Devils games at SelectATicket.com and cheer them on in this extremely tight playoff race.

Mar 10

NBA All StarsWelcome back to our weekly update of the top 5 events on SelectATicket.com.

Last week’s events were as follows:

  1. 2015 NBA All Star Game
  2. John Legend
  3. Monster Energy AMA Supercross
  4. Brooklyn Nets
  5. New York Rangers

It may seem odd to some that the 2015 NBA All Star Game is already the most popular event but this one is going to be huge! The first two nights will feature the Rising Stars Rookie Game and All Star Saturday night skills competition, both of which are to be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Then on Sunday the action moves to Manhattan as the All Star Game itself will be held at Madison Square Garden. Interest in this event has never been higher and that is why it took the #1 slot this week.

John Legend, as you may have seen on the recent Tribute to The Beatles, is a versatile and talented performer. His upcoming concerts are sold out or near capacity so there is a lot of buzz around his shows.

Monster Energy AMA Supercross is coming to MetLife Stadium on April 26, marking the first time ever that supercross will be held at the Meadowlands, the event is already a success as there is overwhelming demand for tickets to see the first supercross performance ever held in the area.

The Brooklyn Nets aren’t having the best season but they can still draw a crowd, with several ex-Celtics on the team, their game against the Boston Celtics in particular contributed to their making this list.

In fifth place for the week, the New York Rangers. Making the biggest splash as last week’s NHL trade deadline, the Rangers have added to their offense by acquiring Martin St. Louis. The exciting superstar forward bolsters the offense for the Rangers as they look to make a run for the Stanley Cup with under a month remaining in the regular season.

Mar 6

!brodeurThe annual NHL Trade Deadline came and went on March 5th and the local teams were all active at or near the deadline.

Let’s take a look at what the Devils, Rangers, Islanders and Flyers did at the deadline.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
The Flyers acquired defenseman Andrew McDonald from the New York Islanders while also sending defenseman Andrej Mezaros to the Boston Bruins.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS
The Islanders tried their best to undo a poor trade from earlier in the season which saw them acquire Thomas Vanek at a steep price which included Matt Moulson and a 1st round pick. Vanek made it clear he did not want to sign a contract with the Islanders beyond this season so they opted to trade him before losing him for nothing. Vanek goes to Montreal for a 2nd round pick.

NEW YORK RANGERS
In typical Broadway fashion the Rangers made the biggest splash in the trade pool when they acquired star forward Martin St. Louis from Tampa Bay. He’s one of the top scorers in the league but at age 38, he came at the steep price of Ryan Callahan, a 1st round pick and a conditional 2nd round pick. The Rangers gave up quite a bit in this deal and are hoping St Louis is enough to push the team deep into the playoffs if not to a championship this year. The Rangers also added depth defenseman Raphael Diaz from Vancouver as a team can never have too many healthy defensemen come playoff time.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS
While it is true they acquired Tuomo Ruutu from Carolina in exchange for Andrei Loktionov, perhaps the biggest news of the day is a trade the Devils did NOT make and that is one involving all-world goaltender Martin Brodeur. Heading towards the end of his time with the Devils, it was thought Brodeur may be moved to a contender as insurance for a long playoff run but apparently there were no offers that satisfied the Devils as fair return.

As a result of the deals made recently, the Flyers, Rangers and Devils all look to make the playoffs this year as the race is super tight right now and the Islanders acquired draft picks to help feed their farm system some more talent.

In what is likely to be Martin Brodeur’s final game as a New Jersey Devil, and possibly in his career, the Devils vs Bruins on April 13 at the Prudential Center is heating up to be one of the hottest tickets in team history. Fans who want to say thank you and goodbye to one of the greatest goaltenders to ever play the game and by far the greatest NJ Devil ever may find tickets at SelectATicket.com at all price levels and seating options but demand for this game will outweight supply soon enough.

Mar 3

The Undertaker is scheduled to wrestle at Wrestlemania XXXWrestlemania XXX is just under one month away and interest is really heating up now. As a result, it takes the top spot on our weekly list of top events on SelectATicket.com.

Followed closely by Bruce Springsteen, who recently announced additional U.S. tour dates following the release of his “High Hopes” album.

Taking the third spot is Broadway staple, Wicked and number four is Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus – coming to area arenas over the next two months, expect to see this one in the top five again real soon.

The final event to make the list is George Strait, who brought his farewell tour through the area – some lucky country fans took advantage of their final chance to see one of country’s brightest stars perform before he puts an end to touring and a brilliant career.

Here’s the list along with links to each artist/event on SelectATicket.com:

  1. Wrestlemania XXX
  2. Bruce Springsteen
  3. Wicked
  4. Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
  5. George Strait and Martina McBride

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